Internet of Things Providing the Gateway for Escalating DDoS Attacks

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 14, 2016 05:00 pm PST

Denial of Service attacks are growing in size, complexity and frequency according to latest reports from cybersecurity researchers who see this as a trend in 2016, especially as the Internet- of- Things begin to take over the market.

Lamar Bailey, Senior Director of Security R& D for Tripwire :

“DDoS attacks are very hard to defend against because they originate from thousands to hundreds of thousands endpoints. Several companies have developed products to help combat against these style of attacks, but it gets harder to defend against as IoT devices come on line.”

 “Today DDoS attacks can be launch from computers to refrigerators and the choke point is now bandwidth instead of number of bots that can be used in an attack. The number of connected devices is expected to rise to 4.3 per person by 2020, so couple that with increasing internet speeds and it is a recipe for massive debilitating attacks in the future.”

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